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have a lot of foreseen events that have to happen between the debt ceiling at what am i going to do with the sequester, the money the government is spending that is supposed to be cut. those at issue is going to have to face and i think much more important is the very large, long run deficit that a thing all of us want our policymakers to come together and address how we're going to do with it. i think that's unfortunate will have to be front and center in the next year coming up with that. i sure hope it is. >> let's see, i think first thing just to mind ourselves out is that the impact of it president on the short-term macro economy is almost always exaggerated. presidents can have a big impact on the economy in the medium term and long run, largely -- and while the fed has cut aid to help they can should have a much bigger short-term effect, we immediately looked to the white house and said what are you going to be about the economy right now? dr. romer and i would have to go on tv and there is points and talk about the job supports and what would happen over the course of the ne
an extension of the debt ceiling, raised the debt ceiling for the future. and i didn't vote for that. there were no cuts included in that bill. the only cut that we have ever come up with is this 1.2 trillion, because the committee, the special select committee couldn't come up with a spending reductions, were now going to have as part as sequestration. i don't really believe in across the board cuts. i think that's irresponsible. but in the absence of cutting spending someplace to replace those 1.2 -- >> got to take it where you get it. >> it's not the only way we're going to get it. >> it's never a good time to cut spending. it's one of the things i've learned. i guess i saw it years ago when i worked down there. but reporting on this thing night after night, one of the things i learned, senator moran, is it's never a good time to cut spending. so march 1st is an interesting deadline. >> i'm not voting to set the sequester aside unless we cut the 1.2 trillion someplace else. >> good luck on that. senator jerry moran of kansas, thank you very much, sir. we appreciate it. >> thank yo
indicators in terms of what the economy is doing. that debt ceiling vote the senate has approve it, the house already did so we can borrow morgan to pay our bills through may. congress at that point will have to deal with it again. richard? >> tracie potts in washington. thank you. new yorkers are waking up to the news of the passing of an icon, one of the city's and nation's most outspoken and popular politicians, ed koch has died of congestive heart failure. he served in world war ii and later was elected to three terms as mayor of new york city. ed koch dead at the age of 88. dramatic and contention day of testimony for senator charlie hagel. >> reporter: john mccain seized on hagel's opposition to the surge in iraq. >> the question is, are we right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a quote jewish lobby intimidate a lot of people in congress. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first
's $16.4 trillion debt ceiling until the middle of may. that bill also requires members of the house and senate to pass a budget by mid-april or have their pay withheld. >>> well, it didn't take long for the dow to fall under 14,000, which it hit on friday. stocks taking their biggest dive of the year yesterday on worries about european issues. the dow lost 129 points and the nasdaq was down 48. >>> u.s. government is suing credit rating agency standard & poor's. the justice department says the company gave high ratings to risky mortgage bonds and those bonds then plunged in value and contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. s&p denies any wrongdoing and says the lawsuit is without merit. the government is reportedly seeking penalties of more than $1 billion. >>> and if you are the average american, about 4% of your weekly paycheck is going into your gas tank. a new government report finds that u.s. households spent an average of $2,912 on gasoline last year. we are using less gas because vehicles are more fuel- efficient but we're paying a lot mo
with this recent debt ceiling vote. i think, basically, business is going to have to come forward like with regard to the debt ceiling and say look, you can't do this. you are going to wreck the economy of the united states and wreck the economy of the world. i'm hoping that we won't get there. but, alex, i have to tell you, it would not shock me if we do. >> okay. let's switch gears. on the heels of the senate confirmation hearing for chuck hagel, has the political climate changed with the new members of congress on board? >> well, you know, with regard -- first of all, with regard to chuck hagel, the media basically reported that he got beaten up pretty bad. i didn't see it that way. i thought he held his own. i anticipate that we will have a lot of motion, commotion and emotion but chuck hagel will be confirmed. he'll do a great job. after all, the president should have the persons he wants to carry out his policy. i think that will be the case. with regard to the new congress, we have to have a wait and see situation. the number of tea partiers lost their seats. they're still a strong force in
the debt ceiling debate. the bill requires lawmakers in both chambers of congress, to pass a budget by mid-april. or have their pay withheld. the measure now advances to president obama's desk to be signed into law. >> the next time a child is abducted near you, your cell phone may shriek to life with an alert message. a new national amber alert system officially rolled out to millions of cell phones. the alerts are automatically active on most newer phones. and they've already taken tens of thousands of people by surprise. the newly-expanded emergency alert system is one way fema is trying to update how it reaches people with new technology. >> today marks the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle columbia disaster, which killed all seven crew members. following the disaster, nasa re-named a weather balloon launch facility to honor those on the shuttle. with the large amount of debris that fell nearby, the facility became a makeshift collection site. today the balloon facility is one of 62 launch sites in the world, which send large balloons with scientific payloads at the bottom into the
something on sequester or the sky will fall. we have to do something on the debt ceiling or the sky will fall. we have to do something on the continuing resolution or government will shut down and the sky will fall. where do you draw the line? we have a $16 trillion debt in this country. we've got to take a stand. >> howard dean, let me go to you on this because actually you're a tight fisted guy. if i understand it, you want the sequester to go nthrough. $85 billion this year. a little less than 2.5% of the $3.8 trillion budget. if you take out entitlements, then it becomes about a 6%, 7% or 8% cut. what's wrong with that? we're in trouble. doct why can't we do it? >> the sky will fall if you don't deal with the debt ceiling. but i think unfortunately, this is the price that we pay in the fiscal cliff deal. the democrats paid. i said at the time that i thought it was a short term victory for the democrats, but a long term victory for the republicans because we gave away our leverage on tax increases. so, sure, i have no objection to giving away the carried interest on some of the p
. >> nobody is worried about this upcoming debate on sequestration, on the debt ceiling. you think that creates noise and disruption. >> i do, maria. i think that you've got a trifecta coming off, you've got the skywest raise and the debt ceiling and the eurozone so there's still a lot of volatility out there, so that's have we're cautiously optimistic. you need to be properly allocated in order to reap the rewards of the greatest capital machine in the world which is our united states stock market. >> thanks, everybody. appreciate your time. >> we'll see you soon in the final stretch of trading. we've got a market that's higher on the dow jones industrial average. >> remember, the dow needs to be up 66 points or there abouts to be positive. don't look now but suddenly apple is up past $475 a share and it's all because big investors have a beef with the board. we'll talk to one major investor who is on apple's side in this battle. >> look outside new york city and our cnbc headquarters. it is bad and it's getting worse. the big worry now, power outages. believe it or not, there we
from the may deadline they've come up with, which is the debt ceiling. so they've passed a law to temporarily not enforce that debt ceiling until may. so two big deadlines. march 1 and may 18. >> we do a lot of kicking the can. but almost always they come to a resolution in the 11th hour, like karen said. and there is some encouraging news, 157,000 new hires in january is not what they were expecting. so there some encouraging news out there. we don't have to panic. but we do need to get our pocketbooks in check. and our government has a hard time doing that. >> just because the dow is over 14,000, that's a great sign. people forget those days, 6,500 when we were at the worst of the crisis, so to be over 14,000 right now is a big deal. so we'll see what's next. >> right. let's get this going. >>> federal prosecutors are going after the huge ratings agency standards and poors with connection to the mortgage meltdown. the justice department claims that s&p kept giving top ratings to investments it's own analysts warned were two risky. >> while big bankers and lenders built mortga
the nation's debt ceiling. they passed a bill that exends the ability to borrow new -- extends the ability to borrow new money. the measure suspends the $16.4 trillion debt limit and requires congress to pass is a budget by april. >>> judge in san francisco heard arguments on a motion to throw out the city of oakland's lawsuit. the feds want to sees the property because they say it is in violation of the controlled substances act. the city sued saying it would create a problem for people who need marijuana to treat their medical conditions. the judge did not indicate when she would rule on the motion. >>> this is not your grandfather's world, still ahead. >> get to know them better. >> some children take on police officers on the basketball court. but it wasn't all about hoops. the bigger message game. >>nd how much womber can the temperatures -- warmer can the temperatures get and will it last into your bay area weekend? i am back here in 10 minutes with all the details. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still
spending, and essentially postponed some of the other issues, like the debt ceiling, which was going to come up very quickly in the new year, and now has been postponed to may 19. we also have a sequestration but was postponed for two months and that's coming back at the end of february. and if that wasn't enough we have a c.r., since we don't pass budgeting now, we governed by c.r. we have a continuing resolution debate and vote coming up on or before the 27th of march. so what we have done is we've spread these crises out over the course of the whole first half of the year and that's going to be difficult for the economy to manipulate, because as we start istartto see fundamental improvt elsewhere, we will see continued refocusing on the inability of our government to come to terms with its spending, it's taxes, and its debt and deficit. and that will continually, i believe, while markets and call into question some of the more optimistioptimisti c factors that we are seeing. i'd like to call the panel up here, and we will start going through with we're going to do john first, and
. i think they will do the same thing on the upcoming debt ceiling and sequestration. ashley: so if we do have this pullback after the state of the union, jeff, what sectors or stocks in particular do you like? >> i actually like all the sectors except the consumer staples. a lot of portfolio managers, professional money has been hiding out in the consumer staples because they were worried about the upcoming election, the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, china slowing, you name it, dysfunctional government. now it has become more apparent our dysfunctional government has become a little bit less dysfunctional i think investors will start to have to look at the fundamentals. i think the fundamentals with the housing situation, the automobile strength i think it is going to come to the fore. tracy: i hope you're right, jeff saut, with raymond james. thank you very much, sir. >> you bet. ashley: jeff says when housing is healthy and automobile industry is healthy that's always a good sign for a solid recovery. tracy: he is not wrong, right? they do kumbaya at the last minute. ashley: good
the debt ceiling in may. president obama will sign the measure so the government can keep borrowing and paying the bills for a few more months. >>> gas prices rising more than usual this year. trip 8a reported $3.42. and in january, $3.32, second only to last year's january average! >> the party is on hold. and the feds say they're opposed to the marriage of the world's two biggest beer companies. on one side, anhauser busch. and the makers of an still. they have plan to buy popular mexican beers, including the top selling import, corona. but they filed a lawsuit, arguing that merger would give just one firm control of half of the u.s. beer market, and the competition could drive up prices wherever they buy the stuff. aanhauser busch will fight it in court. >>> facebook users can send a gift card to their friends by mail, but you continue use the facebook card to have purchase anything on the website itself. rather, it's meant for other places like target. it's available on the online gift store, which hasn't made any money. >>> a courtroom with three people inside, the man, his mo
or the debt ceiling. they get the problems down the road-- >>> that's the problem -- >> well, joe. that is true. but the point about small business driving the economy. what is the biggest impediment? $1 trillion in new taxes that the president has imposed and also obamacare. let's be honest. the senate democrats don't move without the white house's okay -- >> well, actually i. the president needs to pass a budget and get serious, honestly about the debt and the regulation. he has 6,000 new regulations on the epa web site that i promise are going to hinder small business growth. i agree with you. both parties are to claim. but the president needs to take an honest look in the mirror. >> eric: how do we break this? where do you go for daylight? how do we get rid of the gridlock? >> if i could, thank you. i think we need to look at this in perspective. we know during the bush era, there were more epa regulations passed in the first four years of president obama's tenure. the real issue is, what small businesses want is access to capital. we have $4 tril trillion in our banks and our
and the deadline for the u.s. to hit the debt ceiling. while the outcome could make it worse one bright spot growth is expect to do pick up from 2014 to 2018 as the effect of the housing financial criess is continues to face. >> thank you so much diane. >> it's 46 after the top of the hour. coming up, do you make your guests take off their shoes before they come into your house? are you normal or nuts doing this? >> you think cutting calories diet drinks are a good idea it turns out that is true unless you are mixing it with booze. we will explain that one straight ahead. first let's check in with steve doocy to see what's coming up on fox and friends first. >> it wouldn't be a morning without talking about food. >> sounds like you have been mixing something with something up there in that studio, lady. good morning to you. coming up on fox and friends we are talking a little bit how the governors of california and tech as are in a fight. which is better for business, texas with no income tax or california that has one way up here? also, florida is in trouble because they have a new logo that spell
for the federal government's ability to borrow new money. the measure will suspend the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling until the middle of may. the bill also requires members of the house and senate to pass a budget by mid-april or risk having their own pay withheld. >>> the dow's bounce above 14,000 didn't last long. worry about europe dragged the market down yesterday, the biggest losses of the year. the dow was down 129. the nasdaq lost 48. in the previous session, the dow had hit its highest level in years. >>> the u.s. government plans to file a civil lawsuit against the ratings agency standard & poor's. the suit accuses the firm of giving high ratings to risky mortgage bond and led to the 2008 financial crisis. s&p says the suit is without merit. >>> medical marijuana has been legal in california since 1996. but now some cities are banning the dispensaries. a ruling will soon determine how far state law can go to protect their right to do business. the state supreme court will hear arguments today on whether local governments can ban them. right now a
the debt ceiling. if republicans had gone into this issue and said they would not raise the debt ceiling unless they got cuts, there would have lost that the raid at the end. big loss that debate. john boehner and paul rand did a great job together. you cannot govern from that office, you but you have to be very careful about high-profile last-minute negotiations. i've worked in the white house and three administrations. the president has a tremendous institutional advantage in these kinds of fights. what republicans have to do is avoid these fights, the straps that they are laying. provide an alternative through passing legislation, just to show this is how they would govern if they had the powers of the presidency and the senate. and be careful. there are some rough edges. host: some are not strategy as far as moving the debt ceiling ahead. guest: if they had gone ahead with it, it would have been politically cataclysmic. it was the worst percival -- worst possible ground to make their point. president obama 1. i think it's absolutely crucial for the future of the country that you cann
, are we going to shoot ourselves in the foot and not raise the debt ceiling? or not come to an agreement on varies things is one of the main things that can derail us. i'm more nervous about europe than some people. interest rates are down in some of the most troubled countries and their troubles are still there. we still have a risk to the economy. i don't see us heading off to a robust, fast recovery. i think 2013 will be better than 2012. i wish i could tell you that it would be really good because that's what we need. >> i don't call myself an economist. i specialize in economic policy. i try to be a good consumer of other forecasts. one thing i learned from that is frankly i don't trust any macro forecast that goes beyond six months. i don't think -- they are just guessing beyond that. i think we probably -- at least i would have similar reactions. i am still concerned about the risks posed by europe. i'm still quite concerned about the risks from things heating up in the middle east. the u.s. economy is repairing itself. we don't have at significant housing drag that we did a year
and the debt ceiling battles? will all of these numbers go out the window? >> well i think the biggest problem this country has is debt. eventually debt has to be paid back and the problem is we adding three billion a day to the deficit, and i'm just worried that one day we're going to wake up and the market's eyes are going to open up and say wait a minute, look at all these debt and start hitting the wrong way. but look. so far so good. for whatever reason the market likes what it sees, and i never argue with the market. it's kind of stupid to do that. i think you would be run over by a train if you bet against it right now. >> heather: gary kaltbaum joining us. thank you so much. we appreciate your insight as always. >> my pleasure. thank you. >> gregg: so he gave us the barney cam. remember that, and he was by president bush's side throughout his eight years in the white house. what the former president is now saying about his beloved scottish terrier. yeah the barney cam. >> heather: hours before the big game, gregg, new developments and allegations involving nfl player ray lewis. >> greg
a debt ceiling default crisis. we're not going you have to a government shutdown. yeah, we'll probably have sequester for a few months. but i think these great epic struggles that worried the markets are starting to fade as a strategic policy. >> do you think we veal the sequester? do you think it happens, greg? >> for a while, yeah. i think on march 1 we begin at least on defense and discretionary spending. if there's enough sidewalking maybe by late spring, early sum eshg it gets undone. we'll have that. there's still some headwinds. there's this and the higher payroll tax. maybe first-half growth would be a little slow but i think the storm is sending us a message that by the second half things could be looking much better. >> this week, austin, we moved closer to the automatic across the board spending cuts, the sequester that president obama promised us would never happen. listen a few months ago. >> first of all, the sequester is not something that i propose, it's something congress has po pro-posed. it will not happen. >> i don't know, austin. that could be the one election prom
abandoned. we are not going to have a debt ceiling default crisis and we're not going to have a government shut down. we'll have sequester for a few months, but i think these great epic struggles that worry the markets are starting to fade as a strategic policy. >> do you think it happens, greg? >> for a while, yeah. i think on march 1 we begin at least on defense and discretionary spending. if there's enough squawking maybe by late spring, early summer it gets undone. we'll have that. still some head winds. there is this and the higher payroll tax. maybe first rate growth is a little slow but by the second half, things could be looking much better. >> this week, we moved closer to the unthinkable. the sequester that president obama promised us would never happen. listen just a few months ago. >> first of all, the sequester is not something that i proposed. something that congress has proposed. it will not happen. >> i don't know, that could be the one election promise the president fails to keep. the sequester a part of the decision on march 1st. what happens if the sequester happens? >>
will not negotiate around the debt ceiling. they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. ordinary folks, they do their jobs. the notion that our elected leadership can't do the same thing is mind boggling to him. it needs to stop. >> this is not a complicated concept. >> he's standing strong. and that's making it even harder for an already divided gop to regroup. take exhibit a. earlier today, tagg romney's name was floated as a possible gop senate candidate in massachusetts. he's since bowed out. guess he saw what happened to the last romney. . >>> and then there's this. gop donors are turning to karl rove to help weed out far right candidates in upcoming races. really? isn't he the guy who blew $300 million in the last election? whose super pac had a 1% success rate? yeah, that guy. and, boy is the tea party upset. freedom works slammed rove's group saying the empire is striking back. calling him orwellian. it's full-on gop warfare. it's gop civil war. joining me now is michael steele and dana millbank. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >> good to
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know, not paying our bills by raising the debt ceiling which is just no way to govern the country. and i am hopeful that "no labels" will give us a way said govern the country where we start out, at least be leaving entrusting that the other members across the aisle have come to congress for the same reason we have. this is a big topic. [applause] we are going to go a round and wrap up this question. >> what can you do to help bring about a more thoughtful, pragmatic congress and i want to throw three ideas out there that are little bit beyond the scope of what "no labels" has taken on but are profoundly important and structural. number one, like what the state of california did in terms of having a citizens' commission dropped congressional district? it was not perfect. it was not perfect, but we have something like 1506 seats on both sides. member attuned to incentives is not all that concerned about the general election. member to commend this is a big one. different points of view. money again incentives. my own particular opinion is the permission of money into our system tod
. >> well, the president just signed the bill that raises the debt ceiling. so in an age where these fiscal fights are, they're the same, they're ongoing, they can be insecendiary incendiary, we're always talking about a government shutdown of one kind or another, where does this leave us? >> it leaves us with a bunch of people who just fought the first fight, and the senate democrats are going to annapolis today and tomorrow to try to figure out, how do we move forward? how do we move forward with a budget? how do we move forward on funding the government? both of those things need to be done by april 15th. >> because they have taken some hits. and do they really want to give republicans anymore ammunition? >> that's why they've said, we're going to do a budget. and they were happy to sign the increase, meant they had a deadline of april 15th, where they don't get paid, and they have to get a budget done. >> always a good incentive there. >> so democrats understand that they need that, but this is going to be a partisan document by and large, saying, here's our spending priorities. democra
, but things look good. we did not go over the fiscal cliff and we did not hit the debt ceiling. evidence is piling up. >> that's true. here is the thing that struck me about hagel hearings, it seemed at times that chuck hagel was surprised that these people were not happy with him. it's as if he did not read a newspaper in month. >> his response to the surge question. mccain is the biggest supporter of the surge, he led it. chuck hagel disagreed and mccain seems to be right. and hagel looked surprised by the question. in defense of molly's story and washington is getting better. that was not about dysfunction of washington, the two of them just do not like each other. that has nothing to do do with the broader things washington. the issue matrix is changing a bit. what we with saw in 2009 and 2010, when health care and economy were on the table, those are where the parties are fundamentally divided. that is going to be true. but the immigration, there's not the same divide with them. so it's not a polarizing issue with john kerry. part of the reason we are seeing less dysfunction -- on o
and whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. so here's the key actor. >> host: is he a strong leader? >> guest: i think it was much more powerful figure by the force of his personality, gingrich was a more creative thinker. boehner on the other hand understands strengths and limitations. he's a likable person. it's appropriately cautious and they think is actually that the republican party through some difficult times here in the last couple months and when i most encouraged about this the way he navigated republicans away from what would've been a disastrous debate what the president overgrazing at the ceiling. if republicans had time to this issue and said, you know, were not going to raise the debt ceiling unless at a certain amount of cuts, they would've caved in the end, would've been disastrous, much like what the fiscal cliff and i think boehner and right together did a very nice job convincing republicans that you can't govern from the house, but sure to be careful about getting into these high-profile, high-stakes, last-minute negotiations with the president. it worked in th
equities. >> in our survey, 86% of participants said congress will raise the debt ceiling every time it is reached this year. is that the perception of the market right now? >> i would say that's true. i don't think anybody wants to play brinksmanship. we saw what happened in 27 and what happened the end of the year. i don't think anybody wants to go back there. interestingly enough i think the markets have adjusted to that fact. ever rip time you run to the brink of the cliff and pull back, the markets get used to it. they have adjusted to the fact that could be a possibility and dealing with the fact it's not likely to occur. >> rich, you're very bullish. >> i'm very bullish. i don't think people have noticed the united states is a growth story. we're focused on emerging markets they're a growth story. it's so wrong, it's silly. the projected earnings growth rate, you're a small cap aficionado. i bet you don't know this. the projected growth on russell 2,000 is six times from growth markets. the u.s. is a success story. >> what are the numbers? >> 17% versus 30%. >> in one year, 70
twice. on the debt ceiling and they blinked again on the budget. and delaying the sequester. you are right. i think obama -- obama don't you get the sense obama feels that now? >> yeah. >> feels the power more? >> absolutely. >> or willing to use power more? >> and willing -- feels he can have, if they have an apocolyptic showdown he will win it. they feel that, too. they don't emerge from the fights stronger. if, god forbid, they go over one of these cliffs it totally cleared whoever has the stronger hand amid the crisis. it becomes about what are we restoring? it's one that favors the democrats. >> ben, great to have you in the studio. thank so much. any time you come down to washington, you are welcome here here. >> thank you for having me on. >> bill: might get you on the phone from new york. we love people in the studios. come back and see us. buzz feed.com. i will tell you what the president is up to today. busy schedule. >> this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. [ music ] (vo) current tv gets the converstion started
president has ever had -- what president has ever had the hostage-taking of the debt ceiling so you can't write a budget if there are individuals in the congress that won't do the normal business which is to raise the debt ceiling so that the american people can be taken care of? as we speak, however, the president has introduced today a short-term fix to avert the sequester. the democrats have offered a way of avoiding the sequester. we have nothing from the republicans except a resolution that says a request for a plan. the very plan that the president knows by law he's going to submit as long as he knows what is the amount of money we have to work on and of course the budgeting process is going through the house, the chairman of the budget, mr. ryan, the ranking member of the budget, mr. van hollen. we all know the regular order. we are going to do our work. but putting us on the floor today and ignoring what we should be doing, i'm saddened that my amendment that indicated i wanted to make sure that the most vull vulnerable in any budget, -- vulnerable in any budget, 21% of our nati
. there was an agreement made a year-and-a-half ago that he would get a debt ceiling increase and there would be a $1.20 trillion cut. the super committee was supposed to put it together. they were supposed to prioritize. they were selects members of the congress who were supposed to prioritize. they did not do it. know when they might not do it, congress said we will put something in here that is so draconian and so stupid that nobody would let it happen. lo and behold, that is what we are dealing with. that is a sad state of affairs from the political process, a very sad state of affairs. now we come back and say, what should we do with sequestration? the president talks about cows balance and fairness. -- talks about balance and fairness. there was $4 in spending for every $1 in tax increases. as we went along, the discussion shifted. as election prospects rose and fell, the balance suddenly became $2 to $1. after the election, the talk was $1 to $1. after we saw the deal done, it was zero spending cuts for the tax increases. now we are hearing negative to $1. the president wants to counsel becaus
of the debt ceiling vote to do wait has not done in the last four years and that is present a budget resolution for four years the senate said we don't care if the law requires us to do it. we'll ignore that. martha: let's hope dave camp's proposal of taking on tax reform is something republicans have been talking about for a long time. chinned with the fact that the senate must act on a budget must get us into tangibles in terms of this discuss in washington. carl, thank you so much. always good to talk to you. gregg: disturbing information about iran's nuclear program. martha: this is one of the most interesting moments of the game. the light went out. i thought this was a blowout game and the next thing you know -- a firsthand account from what it was like at the stadium from a familiar football fan. hey, it's me, progressive insurance. you know, from our 4,000 television commercials. yep, there i am with flo. hoo-hoo! watch it! [chuckles] anyhoo, 3 million people switched to me last year, saving an average of $475. [sigh] it feels good to help people save... with great discounts
the board cuts part of the deal that was made, the debt ceiling debate of 2011. republicans say it is now time for the president to do something. >> this week, i'm pleased to join my leadership in putting forward the require a plan act that will say to the president two specific things. put a budget in place that balances with a continue-year period of time, but if you don't, tell us when it does. tell us when your plan balances. families and businesses across the great nation must work on a balanced budget. they can't borrow and spend as far as the eye can see. this president, it's time for him to step up, put forward a balanced budget or tell us when his budget will balance. >> for more on what we expect to hear from the president, we want to bring in my colleague and friend, john king in washington. john we know the president will try to kick the can forward here, talk about the need for revenue, as well as spending cuts but not deep cuts that everybody's concerned. what do we expect? >> a familiar haunt for both of us, the white house briefing room. using the power of the presidency t
-minute debt ceiling deal, there was a warning that came with the relief: >> "this is, however, just >> "anybody that thinks that this is the end of the story, or you can take a deep breath and move on, is >> pam: what now-retired senator conrad described then, is very real today. unless there's a budget deal by march first, sequestration--the word for steep mandatory budget cuts to domestic and defense programs-- begins. >> "there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of entire economy should be put in jeopardy because folks in washington couldn't come together." >> pam: president obama said tuesday that if congress can't pass a comprehensive plan, it should at least agree to a calls "a balanced mix of spending cuts and tax reform" to avert the sequester. house republicans counter-- the ball is the president's court. >> "the house, on two occasions, has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for senate democrats to do their work, it's time for the president to offer his id
with the continuing resolution looming. they have card to play they didn't have to play in the debt ceiling. martha: how do you expect that to play out? do you think they can hold the line on it and get significant spending cuts that a lot of folks in this country wanted to see first time around? >> republicans have become good at caving. i think some part of sequestration will go through. but using aircraft carriers against the republicans. they will fold. rick: we are three weeks away from what could be painful budget cuts. they kick in automatically march 1. we'll tell you what americans find so taxing about the president's plan to fix the mess. martha: get ready for a blizzard. a winter storm historic proportions we are being told. >> now is the time before the storm hits. get your shovels ready. sand, fill your gas tanks in your cars. make sure you have enough heating fuel. you know, for at least a week. sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go, it just mak
had earmarked for the equity market. we have avoided the fiscal cliff posted on the debt ceiling. earnings are decent, decent economic indicators here and outside the u.s. on balance is good, not everyone of them. we have central bankers all over the world, but begging for reflation putting money in the system and a lot of cash getting zero return and those things i think are the reason the stock is likely to continue going. connell: that is the last one i want to pick up on because reading your most recent numbers is lack of tolerance for the cash balances giving a zero return, so people do look and say i can't get a return for a decent yield on anything, so i would rather be in stocks than any kind of fixed income class. if any of that changing in the future, and if so at what point? interest rates have to go up some point, don't they? >> i think they will continue to creep higher, but they can't go a lot higher because the economy would then weekend. so i think as we globalize and the rate race will continue hig, but a lot of cash out there saying when things were volatile in
, a strong first half of the year, and something happened, usually out of washington, s&p downgrade, debt ceiling debate, take the pick, and we fell off the cliff. do you see that happening this year? >> after the election in germany this fall, yes, i expect things will be bad in the world economy. cheryl: you mentioned europe four times now. >> yeah, i mean, there's going to be a lot of good news, and she's got one of the largest economies in the world. her central bank in europe is printing money as well now. everybody's printing money. cheryl, it can't go on. it's artificial. it's a pool of par dies. if it's based on printing presses, that's a bad theme. cheryl: the lost decade. gym -- jim rogers, thank you very much. congratulations on the book. >> thank youings thank you, make that two lost decades. cheryl: that's right, thank you. dennis: the dow is now at 13999, but they will be right some day. all right, looks like the housing recovery could be for real. december home prices making the highest leap in six and a half years, this as a third of listings in some markets, washington, d
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